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Faces of X: Screening + discussion about integrating perspectives on divisive issues

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Throughout history, thinkers from ancient Greece to China have practiced the art of contemplating different perspectives, in order to find a more comprehensive view.

Meanwhile, in America today, we can hardly engage with different perspectives, let alone integrate them. Our viewpoint diversity has become a source of weakness, rather than a source of strength.

In this spirit, Faces of X is a series of short videos that seek to integrate different perspectives on divisive social issues — like capitalism, abortion, and gender.

First, each video steel-mans different perspectives on the issue. (Steel-manning articulates the strongest version of a perspective, as opposed to straw-manning which articulates the weakest.) Then — in the triad of thesis, anti-thesis, and synthesis — each video attempts to integrate the steel-man perspectives into a synthesis perspective. The synthesis then becomes a new thesis in our evolving understanding of reality.

Please join us for a screening of Faces of X, followed by a discussion of how to integrate different perspectives. Together, let’s transform viewpoint diversity from a source of weakness to a source of strength.

Activity Type:

Social Activity, Solo Activity, Virtual

Level:

beginner-friendly

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